Packaging Room Leader -2nd Shift

Allentown, PA
September 26 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Job Description

Fisher Clinical Services, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, is a leading provider of global clinical supply chain. With unwavering commitment to service, science and process engineering, Fisher Clinical Services is powered by people with an exceptional commitment to quality, deeply instilled ethics of personal responsibility and unrivaled expertise. We are exclusively focused on serving the packaging and distribution requirements of clinical trials across the world. Whether planning, packaging, labeling, storing, or distributing the important supplies needed to perform clinical research, for more than 27 years Fisher Clinical Services has been committed to delivering the highest possible value while ensuring adherence to the highest level of quality, performance, reliability and sustainability standards.


  • Applies Good Manufacturing Principles in all areas of responsibility
  • Demonstrates and promotes the company vision of the 4 I's: Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and involvement
  • Conducts all activities in a safe and efficient manner
  • Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs
  • In-room task assignments for all clinical packaging employees to specific duties, based on their capabilities to ensure jobs are staffed with qualified people.
  • Cover multiple rooms, if required, based upon coverage situations to run the total allocation of rooms required.
  • This position requires some supervisory experience. Working with the Packaging Team Leads this person will be responsible for the production employees assigned to their room only. Strong leadership traits are required to perform this position.
  • This position has internal contact with all production operation employees, the engineering mechanics, logistics personnel and quality assurance. External contact is limited to client personnel observing packaging operations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • This position requires hand-eye coordination, manual and finger dexterity, attention to detail, and the ability to perform repetitive tasks with both hands, and learn new tasks with assistance from Team Leads and fellow employees. In addition, accurate counting, interpretations of 2D drawings/diagrams, and understanding of batch paperwork is necessary to ensure proper assembly of clinical supplies.
  • Must be able to work independently or as a part of a team in the completion of assigned tasks, occasionally without constant supervision
  • High school diploma, or GED, combined with the ability to read, write and complete basic mathematics calculations.
  • Prior experience in packaging, manufacturing, clean room environment or equivalent is a plus. Must be able to meet physical requirements as stated in the Essential Job Functions with little or no exceptions/assistance
  • Must be able to speak, read and write (legibly) in the English language without assistance.
  • Must have basic computer skills, to include, but not be limited to: data entry, log in/out, screen and program navigation, website navigation.
  • Must have working mathematical skills for adding, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions and percentages.
  • Must be able to stand continuously (95%-100%)
  • Must be able to walk frequently (50% - 79%)
  • Must be able to sit (up to 49%)
  • Must be able to lift and or carry the max of 50 pounds frequently (50%-79%)
  • Must be able to bend frequently (50%-79%)
  • Must be able to squat (up to 49%)
  • Must be able to reach above shoulder level essentially (80%-94%)
  • Must be able to use both right and left hand for repetitive action, simple grasping, pushing and pulling and fine manipulation essentially (80%-94%)
  • Must be able to use both the right and left foot for repetitive action occasionally (up to 49%)
  • Vision requirements for this position: close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision, peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point), depth perception (three dimensional vision) and the ability to adjust focus
  • Personal Protective Equipment Certification (PPE) including but not limited to filtering face masks, PAPR, N- 95 masks, half face masks and safety glasses is required to perform this position
  • Must be able to work in both heat/cold environments (up to 79%)
  • Prior experience in packaging, manufacturing, clean room environment or equivalent.
  • Must be able to problem solve/troubleshoot.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written skills
  • Must have self-confidence
  • Must be able to recognize your own emotions and how they affect your thoughts and behavior towards others.
  • Must know your strengths and weaknesses
  • Must be able to control impulsive feelings and behaviors.
  • Must manage your emotions in healthy ways.
  • Must be able to take initiative, follow through on commitments, and adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Must be able to understand the emotions, needs, and concerns of other people, pick up on emotional cues, feel comfortable socially, and recognize the power dynamics in a group or organization.
  • Must know how to develop and maintain good relationships, communicate clearly, inspire and influence others, work well in a team, and manage conflict.
  • Must be a role model leader and follow Thermo Fisher Scientifics' four I's values at all times.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Positive Attitude
  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Acts as a Team Player
  • Processes the Ability to Accept and Learn From Criticism
  • Works Well Under Pressure
  • Able to adapt to new situations and challenges
  • Able to Lead a Teams of Packaging Technicians

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.